Archive for March 2013

Thank You, Trenchermen!

Thank You, Trenchermen!
A big, hearty thank-you-very-much to Trenchermen for organizing the perfect birthday celebration for the hubby and me last Saturday night. Leading up to the event, Trenchermen (and Telo) were absolutely great to work with and super flexible when working out details. The night of, Andrew and Danny took brilliant care of us, making sure that... Read more »

Maude’s Makes Aging Better

Maude’s Makes Aging Better
Strange fact about my husband and me: we’re birthday twins! We were both born on March 13, although please note that he is older. This all works out really well for me, because, as I get older, I find myself not liking my birthday at all. It’s nothing new (kind of like me?), just the... Read more »

A great Chicago mystery: why is Frog n Snail not more popular?

A great Chicago mystery: why is Frog n Snail not more popular?
The truffle dumplings are transformative. If you remember nothing else from this post (and why would you?), remember this: dumplings = amazing. If they served pasta in heaven, this is what it would be. Small, satisfyingly chewy dumplings with a cheesy-like filling tossed with perfectly cooked cauliflower and aromatic leeks. The hubby and I had... Read more »
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I’m a Better Painter When I Drink

I’m a Better Painter When I Drink
Like speaking a foreign language, dancing, and singing, I am a much better painter when I drink*. Admittedly, the bar is low, because I am a really, really horrendous painter. And drawer, which apparently helps with painting. Luckily, when my friend decided to have a painting party for her big 3-0 celebration, she understood the... Read more »